Ancient Mediterranean Studies Minor

Undergraduate students will be expected to complete at least 18 credit hours of AMS courses with a grade of C- or higher in at least three departments, including Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Religious Studies.  Half of these must be courses at the 3000-4000 level.  A course in another department may be permissible with review and approval by AMS faculty.  See below for a list of approved courses.

While a language is not required for the minor, taking Latin is strongly recommended, especially for graduate students and any undergraduates who have plans to continue their studies in graduate school.  Other relevant languages (Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, etc.), acquired through other venues, are equally acceptable.


English

ENGL 2500Literature of Western Civilization: The Ancient World

3 credits

ENGL 3000/WGST 3000Special Topics in English

1 - 3 credits

ENGL 4960/WGST 4960Topics in Language and Literature

3 credits

Philosophy

PHIL 3110History of Ancient Philosophy

3 credits

PHIL 3500Problems in Philosophy

3 credits

Political Science

PSCI 4310/PSCI 8316Classical Political Theory

3 credits

Art History

ART 4710/ART 8716Ancient Art History

3 credits

ART 4730/ART 8736Classical Art History

3 credits

ART 4750/ART 8756Late Roman and Byzantine Art History

3 credits

ART 4930/ART 8936Special Topics in Art History

3 credits

Special Topics in Art History:  The Hellenistic World, Pop Antiquity, Egyptian Art and Culture, Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity

Religious Studies

RELI 2150Hebrew Scriptures

3 credits

RELI 2160New Testament

3 credits

RELI 3130/WGST 3120Women and the Bible

3 credits

RELI 3170History of Christianity

3 credits

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3 credits

Special Topics in Religion:  Jerusalem, Egyptian and Babylonian Religion, Ancient Israel, Biblical Archaeology, Biblical Cities, Jesus and Archaeology, Quran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Greco-Roman Religions, Bethsaida Excavations

History

HIST 2510Ancient History: Greece

3 credits

HIST 2520Ancient History: Rome

3 credits

HIST 2990People and Issues in History

1 - 3 credits

HIST 3520History of the Roman Empire

3 credits

HIST 4820/HIST 8826Mesopotamia and Pre-Islamic Persia

3 credits

HIST 4840/HIST 8846Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Origin

3 credits

HIST 2990: When offered as Ancient Egypt

HIST 4830/8836  Greek Myth, Religion & Magic

HIST 4850/8856 Rome and the Early Church

HIST 4910/8916 Topics in History:  Roman Republic, Ancient Rome AD 284-641, The Roman Family, Roman Paganism, Byzantium